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bams50
10-11-2004, 09:25 PM
Just bought a 64 Sedan (saved from doom!) and not sure what model... serial# is 64S-7384...

Has partial script on LF fender only- maybe Commander?

Has 6 cyl. completely rebuilt 12 yrs. ago, less than 500 miles; Brand new SS exhaust, plugs, wires, battery last 30 days; purrs like a kitten! Has ben moved around yard but not on road since 93- so naturally, I took off down the road right away for a 50-mile round-trip; and made it!! Ran like a champ except for brakes pulling hard left (exciting!)... body is straight and solid except for so-so floor pans and LOTS of surface rust... dors work great, even heater works! Not wipers, though...

Is this worth saving?

Owner- IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)

Sonny
10-11-2004, 09:44 PM
Heck yeah! They're all worth saving! (If you don't believe that you should see my yard!) :D It sounds like you may have a Commander, the 64S just tells ya that it's a 64 and it was originally a six cylinder. It might even be a Cruiser, but I don't know enough about the 64 cars to give you a good answer. Hang in there though, I know that someone here can tell you what it is for sure. But in any event, it also sounds like a car that I'd like to have parked in my yard. Sounds like the perfect daily driver candidate.;)

Sonny
http://RacingStudebakers.com

bams50
10-11-2004, 09:55 PM
Yeah, the old critter just stole my heart! It actually looked depressed sitting in front of the old-time repair shop where I spotted it... now, after only 4 days, it's sitting in my yard, and looks much happier after that road trip!!

Sounds kinda weird, doesn't it?):D

Owner- IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)

Sonny
10-11-2004, 10:21 PM
Nope, doesn't sound weird at ALL to a guy with 11 of them in his yard and storage all over the place. [^] Keep us updated on the progress will ya? It sounds like you made a great find, only 4 of the cars I have actually run! The '64 cars were very nice, good solid drivers. Congratulations! Is this your first Studebaker?

Sonny
http://RacingStudebakers.com

MarkC
10-12-2004, 02:37 PM
The car is likely a Commander as all the Cruisers for 64 were V8's (at least all of those destined for north America). To be sure, take a look at the body/model number plate on the firewall, passenger side. You didn't say if yours has 2 or 4 doors, but for 4 door models (for example) the Commander is a Y4, the Daytona, Y8 and the Crusiser, Y9. Good luck with it!

MarkC, 64 Y8
Working in Spokane, WA

bams50
10-13-2004, 08:37 PM
Yes, Sonny, first Studebaker... at least first of my own! My dad was a used car dealer (as am I) and as a kid I'd see them pass through from time to time.

I've had all the Camaros, Corvettes, Mustangs, Chargers, etc. at on time or another... I still love them all- after all, I'm King of all Car Nuts- but got bored with them! Everyone wants to save a 57 Chevy Convertible, but I care about the good old everyday cars that did all the REAL work when I was a kid (I'm 43) and preserving them too! I love old station wagons, vans, trucks, orphans, etc... currently have a 66 Falcon Club Wagon window van, 61 Lancer wagon, 2 65 Lincoln sedans (love the 65s!) and will be receiving a 65 Lincoln Convt. on Friday- a car I've always dreamed about owning!

As for the Stude, I will either restore it or sell it to someone who will restore it and love it... either way it has a place in my heart and will from here forward be improved, driven, laughed about and at, stored inside winters, loved, and most of all, kept 100% SAFE FROM THE CRUSHER!!!

Owner- IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)

DEEPNHOCK
10-17-2004, 10:09 AM
I have seen your yard <lol>
That Packard is not worth saving <seg>
Jeff[8D]

Posted - 10/11/2004 : 20:44:59
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Heck yeah! They're all worth saving! (If you don't believe that you should see my yard!) It sounds like you may have a Commander, the 64S just tells ya that it's a 64 and it was originally a six cylinder. It might even be a Cruiser, but I don't know enough about the 64 cars to give you a good answer. Hang in there though, I know that someone here can tell you what it is for sure. But in any event, it also sounds like a car that I'd like to have parked in my yard. Sounds like the perfect daily driver candidate.



DEEPNHOCK@worldnet.att.net
'61 Hawk
'37 Coupe Express

Sonny
10-17-2004, 12:51 PM
[quote]Originally posted by DEEPNHOCK

I have seen your yard <lol>
That Packard is not worth saving <seg>
Jeff[8D]

<LOL> Two 63 parts cars *somehow* have found their way into my yard since ya visited. Yeah, you're right on that Packard, it's in smaller pieces already. :D I was talking about NE car guy way-o-thinking, no more rot buckets for me, but anything that casts a shadow is fair game here. :D

Sonny
http://RacingStudebakers.com